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Why The NSA Leaks Will Lead To More Economic Espionage Against American Companies

What happens when an American economy built in significant part on intellectual property collides with overt second-class treatment of foreigners who entrust their data to American networks and systems? We’re about to find out.<p>On June 5, the world learned from the <i>Guardian</i> of an order from the …

NSA whistleblower reveals himself: 'I don't want to live in a society that does these sort of things'

<i>The Guardian</i> has published an interview with the NSA whistleblower, who revealed himself as a 29-year-old former technical assistant named Edward Snowden. In recent days, Snowden has leaked top secret NSA documents to <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>Washington Post</i> detailing the NSA's PRISM and Boundless …

China's Glorious Move In The Solar Trade War With Europe

As you’ve probably guessed, the European Union has done the stupid thing and imposed tariff barriers on the import of solar cells and panels from China. The stupidity here, over and above the usual stupidity of restrictions upon trade, is that the same European Union vastly subsidises the …

What Can Entrepreneurs And Business Leaders Learn From The Civic 50?

In 2012, The Civic 50’s inaugural year, Bloomberg LP in partnership with the National Conference on Citizenship and Points of Light came together to implement a “scorecard” ranking of America’s top civic businesses based on their community impact as well as their ability to use the time and talent …

Obamacare's unlikely ally

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer has become an unlikely warrior for Obamacare.<p>Brewer is a conservative Republican who sued to topple the health law, refused to set up a health insurance exchange and memorably wagged her finger at President Barack Obama on a Phoenix airport tarmac. But now she’s so …

Pipeline upgrade crucial for safety

For most of us, the more than 2 million miles of pipelines that transport oil and gas across the United States are out of sight — and out of mind — until something goes wrong.<p>That’s what the people of tiny Mayflower, Ark., learned in early April when the 65-year-old Pegasus pipeline failed, …

Markey, Gomez clash over Hillary

Massachusetts Republican Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez offered support Wednesday for expanded gun background checks, comprehensive immigration reform and Romneycare.<p>But he showed the limitations of how far he’ll go in bucking GOP orthodoxy during the first of three debates against Democratic …

Why Obama picked Rice

Since Rahm Emanuel packed his bags, President Barack Obama has recruited senior staffers who mirror his regimented, stay-in-your-lane style — but his choice of Susan Rice as National Security Adviser represents a shift back to the days when the West Wing brimmed with big ideas and even bigger …

Pols weigh highway funding options

The next highway and transit bill might be more than a year away, but a string of major infrastructure failures has lawmakers and advocates already thinking about how to boost funding.<p>The Highway Trust Fund is set to dive deep into the red in the coming years, a problem that has gained extra …

Report: Research guns-health link

The Institute of Medicine is recommending a national research agenda on gun violence that would tackle the issue from the same public health perspective that’s been applied to tobacco use and car accidents.<p>A report released Wednesday recommends research in a number of areas that have angered the …

Selling of Obamacare underway

The Obama administration is reaching out to Democrats and Republicans in Congress as it gears up to try to sell Obamacare to the public this summer.<p>For the Democrats, the meetings are part of a substantial messaging effort that will get under way to encourage people to sign up for health coverage …

Rice and Power, up close

In this season of divided politics and lowered expectations, President Obama has made two personnel decisions that will benefit U.S. foreign policy for a long time to come. I have had the honor of working and traveling the globe with Susan Rice and Samantha Power over the years, and it is clear …

Latvia gets approval to join eurozone

Latvia has won a resounding vote of approval from the EU executive to join the 17-nation eurozone as early as January after bringing its economy out of a dire recession in 2008-2009.<p>The European Commission said in a report commending Riga's economic management that "Latvia is ready to adopt the …

Obama urges 'meaningful reform' in Bahrain

US President Barack Obama has called for "meaningful reform" and respect for universal rights in Bahrain, during talks with Crown Prince Salman at the White House.<p>Obama dropped by Deputy National Security Adviser Tony Blinken's meeting with the prince on Wednesday and stressed the importance of the …

US condemns assault on Syrian city of Qusayr

The US has condemned the assault on Qusayr by Syrian government forces as celebrations erupted over the routing of rebels who have been battling for control of the southwestern city.<p>Washington accused the government of President Bashar al-Assad of having relied on Hezbollah fighters from …

Turkish people turn to VPNs as Istanbul protests spread

<b>Turkish citizens are increasingly turning to virtual private networks as fears of a government crack-down on internet use increases.</b><p>AnchorFree has reported a 1000% growth in the local use of its free virtual private network (VPN) Hotspot Shield.<p>From an average of 9,800 installs per day in Turkey, …

Protest

Syria conflict: Army 'retakes Golan Heights crossing'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/984000/984557_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1534563138_2fd13f4271f63f78db5e48455342034f<p><b>The Syrian army has taken control of a UN-monitored crossing in the Golan Heights that had been overrun by rebel forces, Israeli military sources …

Middle East

'The Greatest Songs You've Never Heard,' Rescued From History

Three for a Song is a performing trio with a love for the 1930s, during which some of the greatest songwriters who ever lived wrote music that would enter the canon of American popular song. But the group has recently added a quirk to its repertoire: performing songs that were <i>never</i> popular.<p>"You …

Samantha Power Picked To Take Over For Rice At U.N.

President Obama has named a former journalist and activist to represent him at the United Nations. If confirmed, Samantha Power will replace Ambassador Susan Rice, who is returning to the White House to become national security adviser. Power's supporters see her as a voice of conscience in the …

First U.S. Assembly Plant For China's Lenovo Opens In N.C.

Chinese computer maker Lenovo celebrated the opening of its first U.S. manufacturing plant in Whitsett, N.C., on Wednesday. The company is trying to boost its brand and U.S. market share. Other high-tech firms, including Motorola, have announced plans to manufacture in the U.S.<p>The Lenovo plant …

Koreas Agree To First High-Level Talks In Years

It's too early to tell whether North Korea's offer on Thursday of talks with the South — potentially the first such dialogue in years — is more than just another negotiating tactic.<p>But Seoul readily accepted the offer, and though Pyongyang said the agenda should be discussing the reopening of the …

The Same Federal Judge Who Struck Down Obamacare Approved The Government's Sweeping Collection Of Phone Records

Roger Vinson, the same federal judge who ruled the Affordable Care Act unconstitutional in 2011, signed an order that compels Verizon to give the National Security Agency information on all telephone calls in its system.<p>The Verizon order was revealed Wednesday night in a report from The Guardian's …

Surveillance

Lenovo Paves the Way for Made-in-America Computers as North Carolina Facility Ramps Up Full Production

Stephanie Nance places Microsoft stickers on new Lenovo ThinkPad computers. And not just any computers. They are computers that her mother Sharon …

India's 'Smoke & Mirror' Economy

In the fourth quarter of 2012, India really was — as one HSBC analyst put it last year at this time – a gasping elephant. With under 5% GDP growth after years of 7% plus, India’s economy has taken one step forward, one step back.<p>Year-to-date, the most actively traded India exchange traded fund, …

China Solar Panel Makers Brace For Tougher Times

China’s aching solar panel industry, one in which recently declared the life of solar powerhouse Suntech after a $531 million default in March, received the bad news it was waiting for. The European Commission slapped a six month trade tariff on imported Made in China photovoltaics on Tuesday, …

IRS disciplines employees over conference conduct

WASHINGTON -- The Internal Revenue Service has placed two employees on administrative leave -- and is starting the process to fire them -- for their involvement in a 2010 conference in Anaheim that cost taxpayers $4.1 million.<p>The Anaheim conference -- which featured lavish presidential suites, …

World's First Carbon Negative Building Block Unveiled in the UK

The Carbon Buster is the world’s first building block to capture more carbon dioxide than is emitted during its manufacturing (14kg per ton). The …